Day lilies – the new bog plants

Where my garden keeps getting flooded is planted with rather a lot of Hemerocallis or Day Lilies. I hadn’t realised when I planted them many years ago, that they liked water so much. They spent most of the winter sitting with their roots in water and lately I seem to have been flooded regularly, almost every week, and they are looking very happy indeed! I also have lots planted in parts of the garden that don’t get flooded and they too seem very happy. I showed 3 varieties in my last post, but now most of the rest are flowering so here they are, but I have forgotten most of their names over the years.

These, along with the ones in the previous post, are all the day lilies flowering at the moment. Even though each flower only last for one day, the clumps have now increased so much that usually it is at least a month before all the buds have opened. I do go round deadheading them each morning as I feel it makes them look a lot better, but that is a very quick job with my early morning cup of tea!

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6 Responses to Day lilies – the new bog plants

  1. Denise says:

    Well I had no idea Day Lilies like water so much. You have a beautiful selection Pauline and like you, mine are also mostly unnamed. All except Ed Murray!

    • Pauline says:

      They seem to love it Denise, although I have to say that it is water that passes through quite quickly so they are getting plenty of oxygen with it. We are now due a warm dry spell so I hope they cope with that as well.

  2. Cathy says:

    So possibly mine that gave up fliweringvwere too dry perhaps? Your clumps must look gorgeous with all your different varieties

    • Pauline says:

      No Cathy, I have found that they can cope with flood water, they like well drained soil which the rest of mine have, allowing for the fact that they are planted in improved clay. If they have given up flowering it could be because they are in too much shade.

  3. snowbird says:

    How lovely they are, lucky you having enough to last a month.xxx

    • Pauline says:

      Most of the clumps have increased in size over the years, so have lots of buds Dina, I have to get out early to deadhead them though as it gets too hot later on!x

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